The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone on Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that it had killed over 10,000 people.
Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people this year in India, WHO has said.
Nineteen more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the total number of positive cases to 143 in the state.
Seven more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan even as BJP MLA Surya Kanta Vyas tested positive for the virus.
Swine flu claimed 11 lives in the state on Saturday, taking the disease-related death toll to 197 this year.
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday expressed serious concern over the spread of swine flu.
Swine flu has claimed eight more lives in Rajasthan since Wednesday, raising the toll to 191 this year.
An outbreak of Ebola that has claimed more than 8,400 lives in West Africa appears to be slowing down, though the battle to contain the disease is not over.
Liberia plans to reopen schools in February, six months after the government ordered them closed because of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400
More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013.
Nearly 3,400 people have died from Ebola in Liberia over the past year with nearly 8,000 cases, though health officials say the situation has improved especially in the capital, Monrovia.
While there are no drugs available to treat Ebola, the new approach involves transfusing patients with blood plasma donated by survivors, which contains antibodies against the virus.
Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive an intramuscular injection of either the Ebola vaccine, Marburg vaccine, both vaccines or placebo.
Researchers have found 53 existing drugs that may keep the deadly Ebola virus from entering human cells.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people.
Australian Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott on Wednesday said his government will increase its financial aid to combat Ebola in West Africa.
Doctors Without Borders said last week that some American workers were delaying their return to the United States after working in West Africa and staying in Europe for 21 days, Ebola virus's maximum incubation period.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.